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110 Year Olds Vote Strong in NC


So far in early voting 110 year olds have  made a pretty good showing; 2214 of them have voted either by mail or at a one-stop site (214 by mail and 2,000 at early voting sites).  There are 1,420 Democrats in this group, 717 Republicans and 77 Unaffiliated voters.

Nothing against very old voters, but it is funny that these 110 year olds live in only 34 counties and 87% of them live in 4 counties –  Guilford has voted 681 of them so far, Forsyth – 581, Cumberland – 427 and Davidson voted 230.

Some more facts about these older voters:  1,923 of this year's group also voted in the 2008 General Election during early voting – they were only 108 back then.  In 2008 a total 9,688 108 year olds voted early.

And just in case you thought 110 was pretty old, Gaston County data shows that  a 154 year old voter has cast a ballot and Granville County's data reflects a voter who is 160 years old.

Absentee data is available for download from the State Board of Elections website.

7 Comments on this post

  • apokalupsis says:
    Nov 10 at 03:10

    Excellent Susan! Can't wait to read it.

    I can't help but find Joyce's last post a little comical. She sure had a lot to say for someone with no time to argue. At least she dismissed me politely.

    Isn't it interesting that it's up to me (in Joyce's mind anyway), a private citizen, to monitor the polls, quiz the community, and seek high and low for evidence of fraud when we established and funded the BOE to do exactly that?

    Oh wait…That's right! I remember now…Anytime a voter raises a concern the matter is dismissed as "an isolated incident", "voter error", or simply "a technical problem that has been corrected".

    The truth is, government officials and government employees have full control of equipment, policies, procedures, and oversight. If you trust them to be 100% accurate, 100% honest, and 100% transparent, then finally, FINALLY, we have a government agency that has broken the mold.

    If you instead think that there is potential for dishonesty, inaccuracy, or errors of omission, then you are part of an electorate that has finally begun paying attention to the process.

    Who would deem concern over a flawed system a "straw man argument". Who indeed?

    There is evidence all over the place and has been for years. Ever heard of Google or YouTube Joyce?

    The problem is, fraud is difficult to ferret out, difficult to prove, and even more difficult to prosecute. Laws have been designed to increase the improbability of such discoveries, and the expense in money and manpower makes pursuing all but the most egregious examples prohibitive.

    Think I made that up? Hardly. Got that last explanation from the lips of a government official last election cycle.

    Face it Joyce, we get scammed every election somewhere, somehow.

    Unless the electorate mobilizes into efficient blocs of scrutinizing brain trusts tasked with oversight of the overseers, the cycle will repeat unabated. People playing the system have been at it far too long to be undone by a few suspicious onlookers with the courage to speak out. Their voices will be swiftly muted, not unlike the way you attempted to tamp down mine.

  • Rightiswrong says:
    Oct 20 at 16:06

    Conservatives really hate the truth don't they- and when they don't get to lie, they pout or throw a tantrum. Every argument i have with a conservative involves them stomping off without a rebuttal and then calling me a lesbian (won't my hubby be shocked) but tactics like that worked for them on the playground so…and thanks Joyce for correcting yet another hyperbolized lie of the right

  • Rob Jones says:
    Jun 03 at 10:27

    @ Rightiswrong….there is a difference (IMO) in 'willful ignorance' and 'blissful/benighted ignorance'. To TRY and persuade people into believing that there is not rampant voter fraud is disingenuous at best. To say that rampant voter fraud does not exist does not make it go away.
    One of the tactics used by the Leftists is to OVERWHELM the Voter Registar's office with new voter registrations right before (about 3 weeks prior) to an election. Ever heard of ACORN? This way the local Voter Registar's office can not feasibly VERIFY very many of the new registrants BEFORE the election and the Leftist know that virtually nothing will be done to them after the election once the vote(s) have been cast.
    "Remember too, that to come out a winner, you don’t have to perpetrate the fraud everywhere. All you need to do is win in key legislative districts and by small margins." This is exactly what the current White House occupant did to steal the 2008 election primary from Hillary Clinton even though she had won the POPULAR vote.
    "OUR ELECTION PROCESS IS VUNERABLE to corruption from beginning to end. These vulnerabilities are NOW BEING EXPLOITED by groups who intentionally subvert our systems to serve their purposes. The BEST SOLUTION is a well-organized national volunteer program that INSPIRES AND EQUIPS CITIZENS to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters. That program is TRUE THE VOTE.

  • George Greene says:
    Sep 06 at 18:45

    But Don Wright's reply means that being an ignorant liar is not enough to disqualify Sue Myrick from being a Congresswoman. In THAT case, once we've swallowed THAT elephant, then why should we have any trouble with "being 110" not disqualifying you from ….

  • George Greene says:
    Sep 06 at 18:47

    @Rob Jones Rampant voter fraud (in NC anyway) does not exist. My just saying it couldn't make it go away, but NEITHER COULD ANYTHING ELSE, SINCE IT WASN'T THERE to start with.

    What is it going to make PROVABLY FALSE ALLEGATIONS of voter fraud (which provably DO exist — YOU GUYS KEEP proving it Every month) go away??

    I think they all their lies are designed to provoke us into agreeing to some exception clauses vs. the 1st amendment.

  • Barbara says:
    Oct 25 at 01:51

    Has anyone else heard of the machines that when you Vote for Rommney the machine cast a vote for obama? I saw that this morning , supposedly it is in NC.

  • Lee says:
    Nov 06 at 00:08

    OK,that would explain the 110y/o voters Joyce,but what about the ones that are 154 and 160?I think somebody came up with a plauseable EXCUSE to coverup for the voter fraud that is going on that they have NO intention of doing anything to stop !!!

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